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Differential Diagnosis of Autism In Children - Autism is defined as a pervasive developmental disorder in which the patients have severe impairments in social interaction, including verbal and non-verbal communication and general cognitive development. According to the DSM-IV Autism Spectrum Disorders are characterized by developmental delays in children when dealing with socialization and communication, along with restricted, repetitive and stereotypical patterns of behavior. Those with autism display the inability to communicate with the world around them....   [tags: Differential Diagnosis] 1262 words
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Psychiatric Evaluation and Primary Diagnosis - Prior to an initial diagnosis being formulated, an extensive psychiatric evaluation and formulation would need to be completed, which would include a mini mental status exam, an extensive family history, previous psychiatric history, developmental and social history, substance abuse history, possible differential diagnosis and rule outs for other medical or neurological concerns. According to the Pocket Guide to the DSM -5 Diagnostic Exam (pg.11) “a good diagnostic interview produces a diagnosis, it also generates questions you will need to ask as you seek further understanding....   [tags: Differential Diagnosis] 1226 words
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Differential Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis - Diagnosis is the process of identifying a particular condition via a systematic way. Differential diagnosis is the method of pinpointing all possible aetiological factors that are related with all clinical signs and symptoms and thus, precisely differentiating diagnosis until an accurate conclusion is made. Differential diagnosis is essential especially in field of neurology where many diseases share similar characteristics but has no definite examination or neurological test: Parkinsonism, migraine, amyotrophic sclerosis and also, multiple sclerosis....   [tags: Differential Diagnosis] 1293 words
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Cholesteatoma: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis - Cholesteatoma is a growth of excess skin or a skin cyst (epithelial cyst) that contains desquamated keratin and grows in the middle ear and mastoid (Thio, Ahmed, & Bickerton, 2005). A cholesteatoma can grow and spread, destroying the ossicles, tympanic membrane and other parts of the ear. They appear on the pars flaccida and pars tensa sections of the tympanic membrane. A cholesteatoma can occur when a part of a perforated tympanic membrane is pushed back into the middle ear space, debris and skin cells can build up forming a growth....   [tags: Cholesteatoma Diagnosis] 1166 words
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Differential Diagnosis of Stuttering - According to Ambrose and Yairi, the purpose of this report is to provide such a reference. To develop, refine, and answer theoretical questions concerning stuttering characteristics at early stages of the disorder, and to provide a basis for clinical needs of differential diagnosis of stuttering from normal disfluency, their objective was to obtain data from sample size, representing population variability of very early stuttering for preschool-age children. Ambrose and Yairi have questions in addition to providing normative data for dysfluency types for early stuttering and normal disfluencies, regarding possible gender and discrete age differences with the preschool range were addressed....   [tags: Differential Diagnosis] 987 words
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorders - The diagnostic process for personality disorders currently covers a broad scope of various tests and symptoms, causing a source of frustration for psychiatrists (Aldhous). The symptoms and side effects of several personality disorders can tend to blur together, making diagnosis challenging (Aldhous). Most psychiatric patients are diagnosed with several personality disorders at once, with twenty percent of people with personality disorders simply diagnosed with a “personality disorder not otherwise specified” (Aldhous)....   [tags: diagnosis, behavioral therapy]
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Differential Diagnosis of Alex Forrest of Fatal Attraction - For my case study my group and I chose the movie “Fatal Attraction”, and we chose Alex Forrest for our case study. For my part I chose to do the diagnosis aspect on Alex Forrest. Throughout this paper I will be diagnosing Alex Forrest. The following key clinical data will be discussed: client demographics, presenting problem, preliminary diagnostic information, symptoms, client characteristics and history, diagnostic impressions, potential disorders, and the DSM diagnosis. Demographics Alex Forrest is a Caucasian female in her mid-thirties....   [tags: Diagnostic Impressions/Differential Diagnosis] 1926 words
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Medical Diagnosis - CHIEF COMPLAINT: A 45-year-old female with one month unilateral paroxysmal left sided headaches and sharp and shooting pain in back of head up to the top of skull referring into face, back of eyes and ears causing photophobia and nausea. Associated neck pain and discomfort with occasional muscle spasms and paraesthesia, dysaesthesia and reduced sensation of the scalp region [1]. HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS: Frequent migraine headaches but recently, the character of headache has changed from a pulsating throbbing pain to a burning, aching and shooting type [2]....   [tags: Medical Diagnosis] 2392 words
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Diagnosis and Treatment for a Stroke - A stroke is the acute neurologic injury that come as a result of an effect of ischemia or haemorrhage of the encephalon. Ischemia is caused by diminished supply of arterial blood which carries sugar and oxygen to brain tissue. Haemorrhagic stroke is due to intracerebral or subarachnoid bleeding and it damages the brain directly at the site of the bleeding by compressing the encircling tissue. Ischemic strokes can be embolic or thrombotic. Thrombotic stroke consequences from clot formation in the arterial blood vessel that provides blood to the encephalon, and can bear upon either large vessel or small vessel....   [tags: Differential Diagnosis] 1960 words
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The Diagnosis of Hypophosphatasia - Hypophosphatasia is a rare genetic bone disorder characterized by osteoblast hyperactivity and bone remodeling with loss of, or incomplete, mineral deposition. It is comparable to osteomalacia and rickets, but maintains a unique set of characteristic identifiers (Mornet 2008; Brickley and Ives 2008). Also called, Rathbun’s Syndrome, hypophosphatasia can be autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive depending on the individual. Severe forms are usually transmitted as autosomal recessive with a recurrence risk of 25 percent, while milder forms can be transmitted as either autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive, with between 25-50 percent recurrence rates (Mornet 2008)....   [tags: bone disorder, osteomalacia, rickets]
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Assessment and Diagnosis - Assessment and Diagnosis The purpose of this paper is to provide a synopsis of the importance of assessment and diagnosis in the counseling process. In the first two sections, the roles of assessment and diagnosis as they relate to case conceptualization and treatment planning will be explored. The potential implications of misdiagnosis will be the focus of the final section. Assessment Becoming acquainted with a potential client’s history, personality and present concerns is necessary in forming a foundation for counseling interventions....   [tags: Social Work]
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Somatization is a process as well as a diagnosis - The somatoform disorders are a major diagnostic class in the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fourth edition, text revision (DSM IV) which groups together conditions characterized by physical symptoms suggestive of but not fully explained by general medical or the direct effects of a substance. In this class symptoms are not intentionally produced and are not attributable to another mental disorder. The disorders included in this class are somatization disorder, conversion disorder, pain disorder, hypochondiasis, undifferentiated somatoform disorder, body dysmorphic disorder and somatoform disorder not otherwise specified (First &Allan Tasman 2010)....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2200 words
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Diagnosis for the Cardiac Murmur in Horses - Problem: Left-sided holodiastolic, murmur with point of maximal intensity over the left base. The murmur is decrescendo shaped. Differential diagnoses: The most likely diagnosis for the cardiac murmur in this horse is aortic insufficiency, as a result of degenerative changes to the aortic valve. In aortic insufficiency, the murmur heard is due to regurgitation through the defective aortic valve. Aortic insufficiency presents clinically with a holodiastolic decrescendo murmur, with maximal intensity over the aortic valve7, as is heard in this case....   [tags: aortic insufficiency, athletic work]
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A Rise in ADHD Diagnosis Analysis - “’When people don’t fit in, we react by giving their behavior a label, either medicalizing it, criminalizing it, or moralizing it,’ Nigg says,” (Koerth-Baker n.p.). Professor Joel Nigg, a professor of psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University, made this statement in reference to the growing amount of people diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed medicine for it. The amount of people with prescriptions has increased immensely over the past several years, and will continue to grow over the next several years....   [tags: prescriptions, adhd, adderall, ritalin]
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Diagnosis of PAD and CAD in India - : Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), being a manifestation of systemic atherosclerosis, carries a high risk of adverse cardiovascular events. Secondary medical prevention therapies of same magnitude as that for coronary artery disease (CAD) are recommended for PAD patients also. Available evidence indicates that this condition commonly remains underdiagnosed and undertreated. There is lack of any report about management of these patients in India. Objective: To characterize the atherosclerotic risk factor profile and pattern of drug prescription for patients of PAD at a tertiary care teaching hospital and to compare this management with standard guidelines....   [tags: prescription, doctor, hospital] 719 words
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Myasthenia Gravis - MYASTHENIA GRAVIS contents Topics……………………………………………………………………………page number • Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………2 • Epidemiological information………………………………………………………………2 • The normal functioning of an organ and Pathogenesis of the disease……………………………………………………………..2 • Symptoms………………………………………………………………………………….2 • Diagnosis…………………………………………………………………………………..3 • Treatment………………………………………………………………………………….3 • Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………...4 • References………………………………………………………………………………..4   Introduction Myasthenia gravis is a disease that affects voluntary muscles of the body; it causes the weakening of the muscles....   [tags: muscle, epidemiological information, organs]
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Codependency should be a Medical Diagnosis - A staggering amount of Americans struggle with a form of addiction or “dependency”. According to Winters, 96% of Americans suffer from codependency. Codependency is referred to as a national epidemic, because almost every form of compulsive behavior can be classified as an addiction (1996). Knowing this staggering statistic, we must ask ourselves: How are we contributing to our own codependency. Being codependent (being addicted to something or someone), can be viewed in two different ways. The alcoholic or drug abuser is the dependent, and the person involved with the dependent person in any intimate way (spouse, lover, child, sibling, etc.) is the codependent....   [tags: mental health]
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Medical Case Studies With Diagnosis - Case One This 20 year old female patient is presented to you with complaints of excessive urination and extreme recent weight loss. In addition to excessive urination, the patient is experiencing unusual perspiration and anxiety. Finally, the patient’s skin tone is uncharacteristic pale. Hormone involved: Thyroxine Diagnosis: The diagnosis is, the 20 year old female patient, has excessive Thyroxine, because as we suspect, Thyroxine has in their symptoms weight loss, and the patient is losing weight a lot, and the anxiety is the same, but this is a disease called Hyperthyroidism, is the reason for all of this....   [tags: Medical Case Studies]
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Family Nursing Diagnosis and Intervention - This family is comprised of a father, mother and son not living in the same household. There has been a recent separation of the parents and separation of households. The family still lives near each other and work for the same employer. The father and mother share custody of the child centered on their work schedule. They also attend school functions together whenever possible. The family is healthy but there are weight issues with the mother and father both being overweight. They are generally healthy people with no physical issues at this time....   [tags: household, separation, overweight]
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Shoulder Injury Diagnosis and Treatment - Shoulder Injury Diagnosis and Treatment Population: Vincent is a 23 year old male in his first year of grad school for DPT. He started wrestling in the first grade and continued into college. Up until his junior year of college he wrestled for the University . From all the stresses and pressure constantly on his shoulder, at some point a shoulder injury was bound to happen. He is very flexible, but from being placed in unwanted positions with limbs being stretched at rates they should not be, injury was done....   [tags: Physical Therapy, Sports Injury]
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The Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease - There is not a single test that can identify whether an individual has Alzheimer’s disease. However, the physician can make judgments based on the symptoms an individual experiences to determine whether Alzheimer’s disease is the cause. Through an autopsy, Alzheimer’s disease can be diagnosed fully and more accurately. The physician will need information on the complete medical history of the patient, the list of all the medication the patient is taking, detailed description about mood, behavior, personality, information about physical complaints or symptoms such as, sudden vision problems or weaknesses....   [tags: symptoms, judgement, behavior, medication]
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Schizophrenia - ... The positive symptoms include hallucination, delusions, confused thoughts and changes in behaviour and thoughts. When patient is presenting hallucination this involves any of the senses though the utmost common is hearing voices. Although hallucination are very real to the patients experiencing them but people around them cannot hear voices or experience any sensation. According to the researchers states that when patients with schizophrenia hear voices, it is seen on the equipment of brain scanning showing that there are changes on the speech area of the brain....   [tags: psychosis, abnormality] 1373 words
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Differential Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis - Knowledge about the differential diagnosis of multiple sclerosis is important for a physiotherapist in order to distinguish multiple sclerosis from other conditions that present with almost similar clinical features. The common symptoms of multiple sclerosis include fatigue, muscle weakness, blurred vision, abnormal sensation, difficulty in swallowing, bowel and bladder problems. There are few conditions that present with some of the following symptoms including infectious and inflammatory diseases of central nervous system (CNS), optic nerve lesion and demyelination disease of CNS....   [tags: Multiple Sclerosis] 884 words
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Differential Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis - Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis1 Multiple sclerosis will be diagnosed by Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), spinal fluid changes and evoked potential recording. Evoked potential recording is method use to record brain waves using electrode taped. Duration taken between stimulation and response will be recorded. The duration is known as latency. The evoked potential recording which is normally used are such as  visual evoked response (VER or VEP)  Somatosensory evoked response or potential (SSER or SSEP)  Auditory brain stem evoked response or potential (ABER or ABEP) Differential Diagnosis of multiple sclerosis are as below 1 2 o Optic neuritis o Clinically isolated syndrome or mono-s...   [tags: Multiple Sclerosis]
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The Diagnosis of Wolfram Syndrome - Report of case: A ten years old boy was referred by Pediatrician for ocular assessment. He was a known case of DM since last two years being on insulin and the pediatrician was concerned about Diabetic Retinopathy, as the patient had a complaint of gradual visual decline over past two years. The patient was born to a 1st degree consanguineous cousin marriage, with a normal birth history. He had been diagnosed with DM at the age of eight, receiving insulin. The referral letter from pediatrician along with a recent HBA1C report was a telltale of good glycemic control....   [tags: rare disease, optometrist, medical history]
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A Diagnosis for Mr. Fix-it - Mr. Fix-it is a 59 year old man with a history of alcohol abuse and diabetic hypertension. Mr. Fix-it has been currently experiencing symptoms such as: rambling speech, poor short-term memory, weakness on the left side of his body, neglects both visual and auditory stimuli to his left side, difficulty with rapid visual scanning, difficulty with complex visual, perceptual and constructional tasks, unable to recall nonverbal materials, and mild articulatory problems. The diagnosis for Mr. Fix-it’s problem is most likely a right-hemisphere stroke....   [tags: Medical Research ]
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis - By definition, "osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased risk of fractures of the hip, spine, and wrist" (National Institute of Health- Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases, 2012). Both Berarducci (2008) and Hansberger’s (2005) article note that osteoporosis is the most common disease of all bone disorders, affecting both men and women. The incidence of the disease is growing in the United States with almost 44 million affected Americans and an estimate incidence rate of 10 to 14 million by 2020....   [tags: bone density, evista, porous bone]
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Categorical Approach to Diagnosis - `In the past, I worked in such a research setting, where if a person was found to meet criteria for opiate dependence they received treatment, however if even slightly short of DSM-IV criteria for the disorder they would have to look elsewhere. This was a continual concern for me, as the person who met criteria was not always the person with the most distress, and alternative treatments were not easy for people to find. Largely from this experience, I find the current categorical approach to classifying persons with psychopathology to be an imperfect system at best, with the primary advantage of being convenience when communicating with other professionals....   [tags: Psychology] 869 words
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Diagnosis: Video Game Addict - Super Mario Brothers, Zelda, Halo, and World of Warcraft are familiar names to nearly all of us. They are all best selling games of major video game consoles. Over 19 billion dollars were spent on video games in the United States during 2009 alone (http://vgsales.wikia.com). Video game consoles are present in 65 percent of homes in the United States (http://www.geeksaresexy.net). With the increasing amount of time that people are spending on video games, one is left to wonder, is possible to become addicted to video games....   [tags: Addictions]
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TB diagnosis and Treatment - TB diagnosis and Treatment Diagnosis TB is a very dangerous and serious disease. There are about millions of new cases of TB diagnosed each year around the world. Also, there are almost 3 million people who have TB but have not been diagnosed. It is really important for people to monitor their health and be aware of TB infection. If you have symptoms such as unexplained weight loss, night sweat, fever, fatigue, chest pain and coughing for weeks or even coughing up blood, you should suspect your have the TB and go see the doctor....   [tags: blood test, tb infection, bacteria]
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Clinical Diagnosis of Meredith - ... 3. In Meredith’s family there were few examples of alcohol dependence, so she is under the risk of becoming alcoholic. She also mentioned that she used alcohol to help herself with sleeping and it can be alarm sign, as she mentioned that she has cannot sleep. There is a great risk for Meredith to become depend on alcohol as she in high-risk group because of her symptoms and heredity. A clinical should ask about how often she uses alcohol and why. 4. The clinical should find out if some eating disorders take place....   [tags: trauma, alcohol, depression] 707 words
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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Program - Approximately 490,000 babies are born every day worldwide. About 11,000 babies are born each day in the United States alone, which means that at least eight babies are born every minute. Whether a pregnancy is planned for or not, the size, physical characteristics, and intellectual capabilities of a baby are predetermined by the chromosomes that combine in the mother during fertilization. The possibility and probability of a baby having any number of genetic diseases is also determined by genes and the embryo that is fertilized....   [tags: Genetics]
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Unconfirmed Diagnosis of Stroke - Introduction
Stroke can cause severe disability and death. Timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment can significantly reduce the risks of impairment and mortality (Kimera et al. 2010). Mr David King, a 71 year gentlemen was admitted to emergency at 8.45am with unconfirmed diagnosis of a Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA). At 7.30am this morning, he was found in the shower by his wife Mary. She reported the right side of his body was flaccid, his face and mouth had drooped, he had difficulty communicating with slurred speech, couldn’t raise his arms and was incontinent of urine....   [tags: high blood pressure, health]
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Differential Diagnosis: Alcohol Dependence - Presenting Problem: Robert was encouraged to to seek counseling by his fiance, and willingly scheduled and attended his first appointment on April 18, 2011. Robert is unaware he that exhibits symptoms of Alcohol Dependence, with Physiological Dependance, minimizing the severity of his alcohol use. This diagnosis is based on the apparent increasing tolerance withdrawal symptoms, continued and increased use of alcohol despite the damage to social relationships and work performance. Also, he has used more alcohol to alleviate withdrawal symptoms....   [tags: alcohol dependence, psychological dependence] 566 words
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Diabetes, Diagnosis, and Research - Type 1 diabetes mellitus is an autoimmune disorder that results from the halt of production of the hormone insulin. Insulin is produced by beta cells in the pancreas and is the key that allows glucose from the blood into the cell. Patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes are required to control their blood glucose level using daily injections of insulin. Scientists have yet to pin down a single cause to diabetes due to its complex nature however, it can be traced through genes or even due to the triggering of enteroviruses....   [tags: Type 1, Illness] 519 words
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Schizophrenia: Treatment and Diagnosis - Schizophrenia: Treatment and Diagnosis In 1809, physician John Haslam published an account of what he considered “A form of insanity”. Haslam described many symptoms that are relevant to modern day schizophrenia including delusions of grandeur and hallucinations. During the latter part of the nineteenth century, a German psychiatrist named Emil Kraepelin expanded on Haslam’s views and gave a more accurate description of schizophrenia as we know it today. Kraeplin started off by combining terms including different types of insanity under one term: Catatonia, and delusions of grandeur and persecution: paranoia....   [tags: disorder, medical treatment, social interaction]
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Diagnosis and Ancillary Testing - ... Optical coherence tomography (OCT) The OCT is a noninvasive imaging technique that provides high resolution imaging of the vitreo-retinal interface, retina and subretinal space. It is useful in identifying vitreomacular traction, in quantifying retinal thickness and in monitoring partial resolution of macular edema [69][70][71]. TREATMENT STRATEGIES UKPSS[13][14][72]-[76] DCCT[77]-[82] [111]. Management Blood Glucose control The first step in controling diabetic retinopathy is to bring blood glucose levels to the lowest range possible without severe side effects, especially hypoglicemia and to reach the target of HbA1c, which have been recently revised to relieve the priority medicine c...   [tags: diabetes, clinical examination, glucose] 980 words
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Nursing Diagnosis - J.P., a 58 year old female, presents to the Emergency Room on March 18th. She has a past medical history of cervical cancer, atheroembolism of the left lower extremity, fistula of the vagina, peripheral vascular disease, neuropathy, glaucoma, GERD, depression, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and sickle cell anemia. She complains of right lower extremity pain accompanied by fatigue, a decreased appetite, increased work of breathing, burning on urination, and decreased urine output for three days....   [tags: Clinical Reasoning Cycle]
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Nursing Diagnosis - Nursing Diagnosis I Nursing Diagnosis I for Patient R.M. is ineffective airway clearance related to retained secretions. This is evidenced by a weak unproductive cough and by both objective and subjective data. Objective data includes diagnosis of pneumonia, functional decline, and dyspnea. Subjective data include the patient’s complaints of feeling short of breath, even with assistance with basic ADLs. This is a crucial nursing diagnosis as pneumonia is a serious condition that is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States and the number one cause of death from infectious diseases (Lemon, & Burke, 2011)....   [tags: health assessment, physical examination]
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Individuals with Mental Retardation - Introduction Many individuals with mental retardation (MR) have mental health disorders that are undiagnosed and untreated (Reiss & Valenti-Hein, 1994). Individuals with MR experience the full range of emotional, psychiatric and behavioral disorders at higher frequencies than the general population (Kishore, Nizamie & Nizamie, 2010; Prout, 1993). Prevalence studies have shown that individuals with MR are three to four times at higher risk for psychopathology than are individuals without MR (Matson & Bamburg, 1998; Prout, 1993)....   [tags: Mental Health Disorders]
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Diagnosis Case Study - Identify possible nursing diagnoses that Karen may have and provide a rationale for your choice: A nursing diagnosis that would be attributed to the patient, Karen in the case study would be risk of deficient fluid volume. Karen’s slightly elevated pulse and respirations and additionally the assessment findings of mild oedema and blister formation show that there is a movement of body fluid into the second and third interstitial spacing. Brown and Edwards (2008) states this is caused by increased capillary permeability....   [tags: Health Care]
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The Use of Pre-natal Genetic Diagnosis - ... 47 percent of participants placed maximum moral worth in embryos in the womb and 26 % rated an embryo in a Petri dish as having maximum moral worth (Hudson, 1640-1641). This high moral worth drive those against PGD, because multiple embryos are created and only the most genetically desirable are transferred to the woman’s uterus and the rest are destroyed. Christians agree with these morally-just people up to a point, but believe that life begins at conception and is therefore sinful to destroy an embryo regardless if it had been implanted in the womb or not....   [tags: disability, emryo, inheritance]
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Hypertension: The Diagnosis of High Blood Pressure - Blood pressure is a measurement of the force against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body. Hypertension is another term used to describe high blood pressure. This common condition increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death for Americans. High blood pressure contributed to more than 362,895 deaths in the United States during 2010. Approximately 67 million persons in the United States have high blood pressure, and only half of those have their condition under control....   [tags: silent killer, cardiovascular risks]
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The Struggle of ADHD Medication and Over Diagnosis - This is a question many parents struggle with. Should I be medicating my child for ADHD. Will the drugs cause other problems for my child. You’re not alone. Many parents have these questions. Some parents choose to give their child medication all the time, some only give the medication when the child is in school, and others choose not to give their child medication at all. ADHD diagnosis has increased dramatically over the last several years. [Over diagnosis and over medication for ADHD needs to stop.] ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder....   [tags: children, stimulants, drugs, therapy]
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Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis - In today’s advanced world, modern technology has enabled humans to accomplish tasks once thought to be purely science fiction. We live in a world today where everything is instant and customed designed. Who would have ever thought that one day parents would be able to design their children. Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a “process [that] involves taking a 3-day-old embryo and pulling one of its six cells to test for genetic markers of disease.” (Edmonds). Although this process is meant to help to discover harmful diseases or complications like cancer, the idea of parents using this process to give their children what they consider “ideal traits” comes into question....   [tags: designer babies]
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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease - ... The second visit leads to testing cognitive functions that could show if there is impairment while performing tests by using “clock drawing test and MMSE” (Griffith, 2002). When the testing with the MMSE there measurements that how Alzheimer’s severity can push more towards dementia. MMSE is based on a score card that calculates levels in certain parts of brain functions to determine how severe Alzheimer’s can be for the patient. Having the third visit to the doctor’s office could be the one that determines whether the patient has Alzheimer’s disease and the options that are provided to start the treatment process....   [tags: memory, cognitive, donepezil ]
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Psychiatric Evaluation and Diagnosis of Joan of Arc - Section I: Introduction Joan of Arc was born in 1412 in Domremy, France. She grew up in a home with devoutly religious parents, and she was greatly committed to the service of God at a young age. According to Pettinger (2007), At the age of 12, she began to have visions and hear the voices of saints and of God. She said the visions felt very real to her and during several of the visions, she felt the presence of saints and bright lights would appear (Pettinger, 2007). During the early 1400s in France there was great conflict and the crown of France was in dispute....   [tags: Psychiatric Evaluation] 2405 words
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A Diagnosis of Cancer is Life Changing Experience - ... However, other studies have found partners or family members of long-term survivors of breast, prostate and colorectal (with no sign of recurrence), have similar health status and levels of anxiety and depression reported by the general UK population (Edwards and Clarke, 2004). This suggests that psychological distress experienced by caregivers when a relative is diagnosed with cancer diminishes over time. Turner et al (2013) found no difference between those diagnosed with cancer 5-7, 9-11 and 14-16 years previously, this suggests that majority of partners have come to terms with their cancer experience, however these results need confirmation in a prospective longitudinal study....   [tags: patients, psychological distress] 585 words
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Genetic Testing and The Diagnosis of Genetic Diseases - Genetic testing is used to determine the risk of a patient or patient’s offspring developing genetic diseases. This is done with DNA sequencing in adults and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PDG) on embryos. These methods of genetic testing are effective means of determining the likelihood of developing diseases such as Huntington’s disease, a disease resulting from trinucleotide repeat on chromosome 4p16.3 that causes uncontrollable muscle movement and decrease in cognitive function. However, they only determine probability, which isn’t an entirely reliable means of knowing whether or not symptoms will arise....   [tags: huntinton disease, dna]
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Breast Cancer Diagnosis Methods Analysis - Abstract: Breast cancer research over the last decade has been tremendous and the novel methods being develop help in the early detection, in setting the stages of the therapy and in assessing the response of the patient to the treatment. Some of the studies look very promising and their use in future may decrease the radiation dose to the patient. This paper studies various techniques used for the diagnosis of breast cancer. Different methods are explored for their merits and de-merits for the diagnosis of breast lesion....   [tags: Medicine]
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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis is Unethical and Immoral - In this day in age, where looks are almost everything when getting and going where you want, having a child with perfect genes is something to brag about. Allowing a parent to choose the perfect genes is not so far off in the future, in fact, it is now possible to pick some of the genes of a baby to make a “perfect” child. A procedure called pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, or PGD, has been used for years by doctors who wanted to reduce the chance of women carrying babies infected with life-threatening diseases....   [tags: PGD, Genetic Engineering Essays]
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Introduction to Crohn's Disaease and Patients Diagnosis - ... Crohn’s enteritis refers to inflammation confined to the small intestine. Crohn’s terminal ileitis is the inflammation that affects only the latter part of the small intestine closest to the colon. Crohn’s entero-colitis and ileo-colitis are used to show inflammation that involves the small intestine and the colon, this type of crohn’s is the most common. The patient was previously diagnosed with this sub-type of crohn’s disease after numerous tests. Modern treatments: As there is no cure for the disease the treatments that are available vary....   [tags: chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines] 923 words
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Psychiatric Evaluation and Diagnosis of Virginia Woolf - I have chosen to write about Virginia Woolf, a British novelist who wrote A Room of One’s Own, To the Lighthouse and Orlando, to name a few of her pieces of work. Virginia Woolf was my first introduction to feminist type books. I chose Woolf because she is a fantastic writer and one of my favorites as well. Her unique style of writing, which came to be known as stream-of-consciousness, was influenced by the symptoms she experienced through her bipolar disorder. Many people have heard the word "bipolar," but do not realize its full implications....   [tags: Bipolar Disorder]
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Understanding Acromegaly: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments - Understanding Acromegaly: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments Acromegaly is most commonly seen in adults who have a pituitary adenoma. This adenoma produces excess amounts of Growth Hormone (GH) which affects cartilaginous tissues such as the joints in hands and jaws, as well as the tissue of the nose, ears and heart. Because this growth is occurring after the epiphyseal plates have closed it creates a disproportionate appearance which is typically the first sign in the patient. There are several immunoradio assays to test for serum levels GH, but there is evidence to suggest that these assays are not accurate enough for diagnosis....   [tags: pituitary adenoma]
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Melanoma Symptoms, Signs, Diagnosis and Treatment - Melanoma is a tumor of melanin-forming cells (Mayo Clinic). It is the most serious type of skin cancer. Melanoma is diagnosed less frequently than other types of skin cancer, but it has the ability to spread very quickly (About.com). It looks like dark spots on the skin. Melanoma develops in the melanocyte cells that produce the pigment that gives your skin its color called melanin. People under 40, most commonly women, are more likely to develop melanoma (Mayo Clinic). The exact cause of melanoma still isn’t clear....   [tags: Ultraviolet Rays, Mole Irregularity]
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Symptoms and Diagnosis of Ullrich-Turner Syndrome - Turner’s syndrome (TS) also known as Ullrich- Turner syndrome, is a genetic chromosomal disorder that affects roughly about 1 in 2,000 live born female infants. This disorder is caused by the absence genetic material from one of the sex chromosomes during fetal development, other developmental problems occurs after birth. Sex chromosomes are: X and Y, which are responsible for developing either (XY) male or (XX) female. A male fetus inherits the X chromosome from his mother and the Y chromosome from the father....   [tags: sex chromosomes, treatments, hormones] 594 words
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Autism: The Difficulties in Differential Diagnosis - Forward This essay discusses an important view concerning the differential diagnosis of infantile autism. As you will see, the symptomology common to autistic infants mimics that of severely retarded children in the early months of life. In addition, the identification of autism as a "disease" in infants is impeded by the lack of biological evidence to support such a diagnosis. Autism has, in multiple studies, been related to a multitude of organic dysfunction’s. These include everything from genetic markers to metabolic diseases....   [tags: Diseases Disease Health Essays] 1219 words
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in the Elderly - Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in the Elderly Mental disorders are becoming more prevalent in today's society as people add stress and pressure to their daily lives. The elderly population is not eliminated as a candidate for a disorder just because they may be retired. In fact, mental disorders affect 1 in 5 elderly people. One would think that with disorders being rather prevalent in this age group that there would be an abundance of treatment programs, but this is not the case. Because the diagnosis of an individual's mental state is subjective in nature, many troubled people go untreated regularly (summer 1998)....   [tags: Mental Disorders Papers]
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Diagnosis and Management of Diabetic Coma - Diagnosis and Management of Diabetic Coma Diabetes is any disorder of the metabolism which causes excessive thirst and the production of large volumes of urine. A coma is a state of unrousable unconsciousness. (Martin (2002)) There are two types of diabetes: Diabetes Insipidus (DI) is a rare metabolic disorder, the symptoms of which are the production of large quantities of dilute urine and an increased thirst. It is caused by a deficiency of the pituitary hormone Anti-diuretic hormone (ADH / vasopressin) which regulates water reabsorption in the kidneys....   [tags: Diabetes Health Essays]
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The Everchanging Diagnosis of Autism - The Everchanging Diagnosis of Autism Throughout the years the diagnosis of autism has changed dramatically. Once, it was mistakenly diagnosed as childhood schizophrenia. Now that much more extensive research has been done, researchers have found distinct characteristics that are typical of autistic individuals. It is most often characterized by difficulty in the child's ability to respond to people, events, and objects. Responses to sensations of light, sound, and feeling may be exaggerated....   [tags: Papers] 1655 words
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Differentiating the Diagnosis Between Autism and Asperger's Disorders - Twenty years ago, we seldom heard of the terms Autism or Asperger's Syndrome. Today the terminology seems to be as well known as the words Schizophrenia or Down Syndrome . Most of us know someone who has a relative with one of these disorders, or have a child or a relative ourselves who has been diagnosed. While the terms are recognizable, these disorders are relatively new to the ordinary citizen. The knowledge of the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment are even further limited. For those who have children or siblings that have one of these disorders, the symptoms and treatment are very well known, as they immerse themselves into learning as much as possible about the disorder....   [tags: neurobiological conditions]
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The Importance of Correct Diagnosis in Organizational Change Programs - 1. Why is diagnosis so vital in organizational change programs. In order to implement a successful change program you must have reliable information outlining what you are attempting to fix. Failure to diagnose the problem can lead to even more problems. If you do not take the appropriate time to understand the problem you could be reacting and treating something that doesn’t need to be treated. For example, if you went to the doctor with a symptom and he doesn’t properly diagnose what has caused that symptom, the medicine he gives you for something that is not actually the problem, could create more complications....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Social Stigma and the Disclosure and Diagnosis of Mental Illness in the UK - Mental illness is very common and affects thousands of people in the UK and around the world. Research shows that every year 1 in 4 British adults experience at least one mental disorder (Singleton et al, 2001, 32) and around 450 million people worldwide are estimated to have a mental health problem (World Health Organisation, 2001). Mental illness can be defined as “Medical conditions that disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder” (National Al...   [tags: health, mental illness]
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Angina: Diagnosis and Treatment Options - Angina: Diagnosis and Treatment Options Angina refers to the pain arising from lack of adequate blood supply to the heart muscle. Typically, it is a crushing pain behind the breastbone in the center of the chest, brought on by exertion and relieved by rest. It may at times radiate to or arise in the left arm, neck, jaw, left chest, or back. It is frequently accompanied by sweating, palpitations of the heart, and generally lasts a matter of minutes. Similar pain syndromes may be caused by other diseases, including esophagitis, gall bladder disease, ulcers, and others....   [tags: Health Medicine] 804 words
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Diagnosis and Trement Plan of Michael´s Condition - ... Generally, children with autism have problems or difficulties in three major areas i.e. language, behavior, and social interaction (“Autism – Symptoms”, n.d.). However, since the symptoms and severity of the condition differ significantly, children with similar diagnosis may act quite differently and have strikingly different skills. In most instances, children with severe autism not only have marked impairments but also demonstrate a complete inability to interact or communicate with other people....   [tags: intervention, communication, autism, symptoms] 862 words
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IVF and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: - In America alone there are 6.1 million couples coping with infertility (ASRM). In vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the many assisted reproductive technologies used to help infertile couples achieve pregnancy. Since IVF is costly (the average cost is $12, 400. for one cycle), time consuming and a very emotional situation, many couples have a limited amount of opportunities to commit to the procedure and every step should be taken to maximize the chances of a successful healthy pregnancy. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis, or PGD, is a valuable tool for infertility treatment technology and can facilitate in successful IVF cycles....   [tags: Genetics] 1038 words
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Paranoia - Diagnosis and Treatment of Paranoia Delusional disorder is more commonly recognized by its name of long time use, paranoia. The definition used in the book for this disorder is impaired contact with reality but without the bizarreness, fragmentation, and severe personality disorganization characteristic of schizophrenia. We look at the two different categories related to paranoia, delusional disorder, and shared psychotic disorder. As stated above, delusional disorder is defined as paranoia, and shared psychotic disorder is when two or more people usually of the same family develop persistent, interlocking delusional ideas....   [tags: Papers] 694 words
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Development, Diagnosis, Comorbidity and Treatment - Introduction As one of the most prevalent mental disorders in America; generalized anxiety disorder – or GAD – is an important diagnostic consideration for many professionals (Fricchione, 2004). GAD has been called “worry without reason” (Wehrenberg & Prinz, 2007, p. 116), and can affect several age groups. Children can develop GAD and suffer from it the rest of their lives. Adults can also develop it, and it is common among the aging and among women. This could also possibly be a result of societal pressures on men not to admit to the symptoms (Wehrenberg & Prinz, 2007)....   [tags: health, disorders]
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Diagnosis of Holden Caulfield in A Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - ... The individual must have suffered from at least one manic episode, which is an abnormally long portion of a persistent expensive, irritable, and excited mood. Typically, it takes at least one week for it to be considered; however, Holden’s hospitalization and subsequent psychological evaluation allowed for there to be a shorter time period in conclusion. Depression also happens to be a symptom of this disorder. Depression is not normal sadness; inadequacy and hopelessness accompany normal sadness and that produces depression....   [tags: Bipolar, Mental Illness, Depression]
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Recent Improvements in diagnosis and Treatment of Digestive Infections - Non-invasive indirect tests Ureolytic based tests 13C-urea breath technique UBT as a direct non-invasive test with diagnostic accuracy of >95% (sensitivity >95%, Specificity >95%) is easy to perform and based on urea hydrolysis achieving within gastric mucosal epithelial cells produces ammonia and CO2. In this test, when an individual with H.pylori infection ingests 13C-labled urea, H.pylori as a famous urease enzyme producer breaks down the urea and the labeled CO2 will be monitored within a short time....   [tags: helicobacter, serologic, ammonia] 1715 words
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Urinary Tract Infection: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment - Introduction The urinary tract makes and stores urine, which is one of the waste products of the body. Urine is made in the kidneys and travels down the ureters to the bladder. The urethra in a male is about 8 inches (20cm) long and opens at the end of the penis. The urethra provides an exit for urine as well as semen during ejaculation (Urology Health, 2014). Normal urine is sterile and contains no bacteria. However, bacteria may get into the urine from the urethra and travel into the bladder, causing an infection....   [tags: pyelonephritis, bacteria]
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Expecting Parents and Non Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis - INTRODUCTION Expecting parents are always so anxious and eager about their coming child, imagining how he or she might look like and above all, hoping that the baby will be healthy. Years back, couples went to consult the doctor only to get uncertain answers by prediction of genetic disorders through Mendelian inheritance (Kent 2008). As alternatives, doctors would also conduct invasive prenatal diagnosis (IPD) such as assessing amniotic fluid or fetal tissues for abnormalities. However, the alternatives mentioned raised questions about the risk of miscarriage (Newson 2008)....   [tags: pros and cons] 2417 words
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